26 June, 2008
WITH the introduction of Touch 'n Go (TNG) facilities at both the KL International Airport (KLIA) and Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) since February this year, the public can now enjoy swift access and exit at both the parking areas.
Since its introduction, the acceptance rate at both the parking areas has been encouraging. These two locations are Touch 'n Go's 23rd and 24th parking sites.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) senior operations general manager Datuk Azmi Murad officially launched the facility at KLIA on Tuesday.
According to Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB) managing director Datuk Yahya Yaacob, parking has been identified as one of the major key growth areas for the company.
"Currently, some 30 parking sites in the Klang Valley are already equipped with the TNG facility and these include parking sites at major shopping malls as well as hospitals," said Yahya.
He said the demand for TNG as a payment mode for parking was high and the company was looking to expand further into this area.
Let’s go: Azmi (right) launching the Touch 'n Go parking payment service at KLIA as Touch 'n Go Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Hasni Zarina Mohamed Khan (left) and Yahya (second from right) look on.
"For this year, we are planning to have 16 new sites in the Klang Valley. Apart from KLIA and LCCT, TNGSB has expanded its services to the Maju Junction Mall, Assunta Hospital and Mines Shopping Fair," he added.
TNGSB is also planning to expand this facility to Johor Baru and Penang by next year.
Azmi, meanwhile, said the TNG customers formed 10% of their total parking customer base at KLIA and was confident that the numbers would increase quickly.
"We are happy with the acceptance rate for the TNG facility as we all know that the TNG card is now a necessity when you travel," added Azmi.
He said the partnership with TNG was part of MAHB's continuous effort to improve facilities for airport users and the KLIA 10th anniversary special edition cards would be sold in KLIA in due course.
This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.